The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook ten

caption: clans in Mon; hair cuts
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Mon
date: 1.3.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 24.2.1937-11.4.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: The two clans in Mon the women of which cut their hair short are:
Waiyem (cf. NB4, p. 98)
text: They don't intermarry, neither do they intermarry with other Ben clans. They only (34) intermarry with the Ang clan and the Wang-shu clan. In Joboka, Zu-nyu and Yannyu all Ben women cut their hair short. In Chong-we all (or some?) Ben women cut their hair too.
text: The Oting Longba who died last year, was of Lumiem clan too. But he too was a man from Mon who came to live at Oting but did not marry. There was never a clan in Oting that could provide a Longba, for when the Oting men emigrated from (35) Nganching, the clan of the Longba remained in Nganching.